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Guy Ottewell

Venus, she or it?

Are you interested in the famous 8-year cycle of Venus? The charts in this post – from astronomer Guy Ottewell – illustrate it. Also, weigh in on whether you think we should describe Venus as she or it!

Moonless nights ahead for the Perseids

It’ll be a great year for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Don’t miss this preview by Guy Ottewell, which has the best charts you’ll find anywhere online.

The July 27 total eclipse of the moon

More details and more charts, from Guy Ottewell.

Mars and moon meet at midnight

Best insights – and best charts – anywhere online about Mars’ wonderful July 2018 opposition and meet-up with the moon on the dome of Earth’s sky.

Uranus, Neptune, Pluto: A longer view

Beloved astronomer Guy Ottewell announces his newest book.

On and in extinction

“I am living a few hundred feet above a scar, a surface representing the worst disaster ever inflicted on planet Earth.”

Our line of sight to bright planets today

This chart – from astronomer Guy Ottewell in England – shows the paths of the planets in April and May, and sightlines from Earth to them on April 29.

April 21 is Astronomy Day

A beautiful chart from astronomer Guy Ottewell, showing the evening sky on Astronomy Day 2018. Plus links to Astronomy Day events and other info.

Oumuamua’s path in our solar system

You’ve probably read about this unprecedented visitor from interstellar space. Astronomer Guy Ottewell thought you’d like to see its trajectory through our solar system.

Sun on the sky’s equator

Another great explanation of Friday’s equinox – plus beautiful graphics – from astronomer Guy Ottewell.